``I love talking to the masters of words... and when I talked to many of them, I thought it best to share the exchange of words with the lovers of words...`` Alok
Interviews of Authors and Poets by Alok Mishra
Writing always feels good; reading is even more pleasant; talking with the writer is above all! We have decided to seek best and emerging writers, authors and poets, and talk to them. Our Editor-in-Chief, Alok Mishra, will speak with authors, poets and literary figures from around the world; we will place that talk here for your readership. We hope this venture will let our readers know more about the authors and the process of writing any creative piece of art – be that poetry, novel, critique or any other. Reading the talk of a poet will inspire many aspiring poets. Overall, we think this addition will add a good touch to our journal. Initiated reluctantly, the inclusion of the poet interviews idea has added a golden touch to Ashvamegh journal. Till the date, many authors and poets interviews have appeared successfully. We believe in bringing out the voices – the voices of the creators themselves! The concept of poets interview, along with the authors, also take into account that we pick up literary figures from every corner of the world. From India, Europe, Australia, the Third World nations, the African figures… simply every aspect of English literature is to be explored. Until now, we are going steady with confidence. If you want authors and poets interviews to be included, you can always write on the below-mentioned page.
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The Ashvamegh Team
What Alok has to say on these interviews?
What else could I offer other than the adjectives pleasant and exciting? Talking to the master of words, the craftsmen of fiction and maestros of narrative gives me insight into their life, works and things they do to further refine their art. I always love to get their message for those young and talented who also want to explore the field of literature. I hope this feature of author interviews at Ashvamegh delights the readers and brings them closer to the world of writing.
Wally Swist is a celebrated poet from MA, the USA. He is known for nature poetry.
Haribakth is the author of 19th Akshauhini, a book on the holy book Gita.
Abhay K is an Indian Diplomat who has served India in many locations. He is also a popular poet. Abhay K has been prized and praised for his Earth Anthem. Read his interview here.
Ravi Nambiar is an author based in Bangalore. He has written a book, collection of short stories - Monsoon Minds.
P Satyadeep is the author of a fantastic novel The Allegorical Expedition. Read an interview with him.
Alan is a popular poet and faculty of creative writing at Towson University. Read his interview here.
Loretta is a popular author, economist and journalist from Italy with a number of books on terrorism to her credit.
George Swede is a Canadian Psychologist, poet and noted author of children's books. He talked to Alok about various aspects of writings. Read here.
Larry Woiwode is a widely admired poet. He is also the poet laureate of North Dakota. Read his interview with Alok.
Diane Raptosh is a popular American poet & the poet-laureate of BoiseIdaho. American Amnesiac is her latest book. Read her interview with Alok.
Candice James is a popular Canadian poet and Poet Laureate of New Westminster, British Columbia. She is the founder of The Royal City Literary Arts Society. You can read her interview here.
Kevin Kiely is a poet, novelist, critic and also a playwright. A versatile character, Kevin has talked to Alok Mishra about his works and written art in general. Read here.